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"Study" of ISP Slowdowns Conveniently Ignored Real Cause, ISPs Not At Fault

Dan Rayburn | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Dan Rayburn

Free Press pitched their agenda to the media and some news outlets wrote stories saying major Internet providers were slowing traffic speeds for thousands of consumers across North America. But as it turns out, the Free Press came to the wrong conclusion when they accused the ISPs of being responsible.

AT&T Customers Take to Twitter to Express Anger About Company Throttling Their Data

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Kyle McCarthy

Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission hit AT&T with a $100 million fine, accusing the company of throttling speeds for customers who thought they had unlimited data plans.

AT&T Hit With Record $100M Fine Over 'Unlimited' Data

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 06.18.2015 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — AT&T Mobility LLC has been slapped with a record $100 million fine for offering consumers "unlimited" data, but then slowing their...

True Internet in Cuba? We Can Feel It in the Air...

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
Yoani Sanchez

There is a smell of rain these days -- a gust of damp certitude that is wafting the bird of the Internet our way.

Verizon's 'Local Service' and Wired Networks Are Profitable Once the Slush Fund of Corporate Expenses Is Removed

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T and Verizon have continuously said that it is 'uneconomical' to upgrade most areas and that the solution is to force customers onto their wireless services. But, it has all been a financial shell game.

(VIDEO) Interactive TV Future Is Finally Here: AT&T AdWorks' Dunsche

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.10.2015 | Technology
Andy Plesser

If you remember the mid-90s futuristic hype about "interactive TV", you will know the concept goes back a long way.

An Adventure In Technology Land: Upgrading My Phone

Laurie Levy | Posted 06.09.2015 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

I didn't understand what to do with half of the choices on my old phone. Now I will have even more choices to ignore.

8 Solutions to Fix the Great American Crisis

Byron Allen | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Byron Allen

President Obama, for most African-Americans, the American dream is a nightmare. This nightmare has become the great American crisis. Half the women in this country are living at, or below the poverty line. If our mothers fail, most likely so will our children.

Smart Cities Need Smart People

John M. Eger | Posted 06.08.2015 | Technology
John M. Eger

Almost 20 years ago, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) funded research looking for ways to keep people off the roads.

Did AT&T Commit Perjury? Does AT&T have 100 Percent Broadband Coverage in 21 States?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

This is an open and shut case. Compare these 3 AT&T statements about broadband coverage in the company's 21-state territory.

Education as a Data-Driven Enterprise

John Bridgeland | Posted 05.12.2015 | Education
John Bridgeland

Over the last fifteen years, the private and public sectors have worked effectively to make education a stronger data-driven enterprise in areas related to the challenge of high school dropouts.

Did AT&T, Verizon, Et al., Garner Over $17 Billion in 'Very Small Business' Spectrum Licenses?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

How did the largest phone companies end up saving billions from discounts on wireless spectrum licenses that were supposed to be reserved for 'very small companies'?

Telecom Sleaze: ALEC and Its Communication's Funders -- AT&T, Verizon, Centurylink, Comcast and Time Warner Cable

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

But it is ALEC that should cease operations and everyone reading this must ask -- why is the Department of Justice (DOJ) not investigating ALEC and its corporate communications members and funders -- AT&T, Verizon, Centurylink, Comcast & Time Warner Cable?

AT&T Fires President Over Racist Text

AP | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — AT&T Inc. on Tuesday confirmed that it has fired Aaron Slator, a president who became the subject of a $100 million discriminatio...

Sprint and T-Mobile Gaining Ground

Michael R. Levin | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Michael R. Levin

AT&T and Verizon continue to have the most loyal customers. Relative to their size neither attracts as high a percentage of new customers from other carriers as Sprint and T-Mobile do.

Six Lawsuits Against the FCC Over Net Neutrality -- and Counting

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

I would argue that it is time for more lawsuits, but right now they are going in the wrong direction. The FCC should be taking the companies to court and starting the process of separating the companies from their control over critical infrastructure -- that we paid extra for, over and over.

AT&T Ordered To Pay $25 Million Fine Over Customer Data Breach

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission reached a $25 million settlement with AT&T Inc over a consumer data breach at call centers ...

America's Ugly Truth About Broadband

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

When Finland and Hungry beat out the United States of America in download speeds and the Republic of Seychelles and Bangladesh beat us in 'upload' speeds, you know something is wrong with broadband in America today.

Timothy Stenovec

Here's What Happens When Internet Providers Have Zero Competition

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.31.2015 | Technology

Hint: Exactly what you think.

Time Warner Cable's Triple Play Gluttony and the Net Neutrality Rules

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

For those who say, well, the new net neutrality order will fix everything, (assuming it makes it through various, expected court battles), I'll detail a few of the good things about the order as it relates to these charges, then give you the reality -- it doesn't fix most things.

Women in Business: Sandra Howard, Assistant Vice President-Advertising, AT&T

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Sandra Howard is Assistant Vice President - Advertising for AT&T, the world's largest communications holding company. In this role, she leads the deve...

5 Newsworthy Privacy Stories Today

Mark Weinstein | Posted 05.09.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

In addition to my regular HuffPost musings, this marks the first of a series of weekly columns designed to quickly and dare I say entertainingly help us all be aware of a few most important privacy-related stories, good and/or bad.

The Other FCC Decision

David Morris | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
David Morris

By now, if the telecom companies had kept their promises we might well have a national broadband network that would be the envy of the world. Instead many consider the United States a laggard in high speed, affordable broadband.

How to Fund an Open, Ubiquitous, Very Fast, Broadband Internet Utility

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

While it is great that Net Neutrality principles, which means that they can't screw with your Internet service, may be put into effect, it belies the more pervasive problems -- you may not be able to afford (or want to pay for) that service or get that service or have a choice about who offers you that service.

Net-"Sue-Me"-Neutrality: Get Ready for the Spring Offensive

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Once the entire Open Internet (Net Neutrality) rules are put out (we have only an outline as of this writing), you can expect a lawyers' banquet, a feeding frenzy where they will file and file and file.